AMD 6th Gen. A-Series APU are Environmental friendly Processors. A Recent result shows AMD carbon footprint analysis of its 6th Generation A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU), codenamed “Carrizo” that using the new processors can result in 50% reduction of greenhouse gas emission. The results are based on the widely accepted Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHGP) established by the World Resources Institute (WRI) and World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and announced AMD sponsored media panel on energy efficient information technology.
Mark Papermaster, the senior vice president and chief technology officer, AMD said , “Creating low-power, energy efficient products is a key element of our business strategy, and in turn, we are working alongside our customers to reduce the environmental footprint of technology while relentlessly improving performance” also “The results from the carbon footprint study for the latest AMD APU demonstrate our commitment to continued energy efficiency gains, sustainability, and lower operating costs for consumers and enterprises.”
It is assume that is people upgrade their previous generation AMD processor to the 6th Generation AMD A-Series APU could save an estimated 4.9 million kilowatt hours of electricity or roughly around $495,000 and 3,350 metric tons of CO2 which is equal to powering 461 homes for over a 3-year product service life.
In 2014, AMD has ambitious goal of improving the typical use energy efficiency of its mobile APUs by 25 times by 2020, from a 2014 baseline. In meeting the 25×20 target requires increasing the pace of efficiency gains by using new power management features and innovative designs. Although the energy efficiency improvements needed to achieve this goal outpace the historical efficiency trend predicted by Moore’s Law by at least 70 % which means that in 2020 a computer could accomplish a task in 1/5th the time of a personal computer in 2014 while consuming on average less than 1/5th the power.
“Reducing carbon emissions is the right thing to do for the environment, and it brings the additional benefit of reducing how much individuals and businesses spend on electricity as well,” said Kevin Krewell, principal analyst, Tirias Research. “AMD made an audacious promise fifteen months ago to improve the energy efficiency of their processors by 25 times by 2020. A projected 50 percent reduction in usage-phase greenhouse gas emissions by the 6th Generation AMD A-Series APU is further proof the company is making serious progress in its commitment to a cleaner planet and lower energy bills.”
The 6th Gen. A-Series APU is the first step under the 25×20 initiative and represents a huge decrease in energy efficiency AMD mobile APUs. It’s not the first time AMD to surprise us. It is the thing that we need to wait and watch what AMD has to show the world.